[lug] install linux on ibm laptop

Bonnell, Doug DBonnell at BreeceHill.com
Mon Jan 8 14:07:37 MST 2001

I've pulled the hard drive from the laptop and installed it into a desktop
a 3.5 inch to 2.5 inch adaptor. Then you just use the desktop's ability to
boot from CDROM and install RedHat as usual.

You need to reconfigure X for the hardware on the laptop. I've just used the
SVGA server, but left RedHat at runlevel 3 to avoid login via gdm/kdm/xdm
util I had X running right on the laptop first.

My CheapBytes version of RedHat 6.2 has a "dosutils" directory. You can
bring up Windows, load the CDROM and then use the "autoboot.bat" file
(if memory servers me right, I did this once on a old Compaq that couldn't
 boot from CDROM, even though it had a CDROM drive).

Hope this helps...

Doug Bonnell

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David Hahn [SMTP:dwhahn at bigfoot.com]
> Sent:	Monday, January 08, 2001 10:15 AM
> To:	lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject:	[lug] install linux on ibm laptop
> Folks,
> I have come into possession of an IBM 560x laptop with win98 on it. I have
> 2 GB unpartitioned space I'd like to use for RH 6.2 unless I get other
> recommendations from the group. I have a cd that is USB, so I can't boot
> to it for installation. how best to proceed? copy to harddrive? win98 or
> create another partition to copy to? thanks for any help/suggestions. I've
> installed several times to desktops, but always by booting to the cd.
> Dave Hahn
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